Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Gluten Free Bride to Be – How to Emboss


Today I enjoyed a last minute day off. At work yesterday I asked my boss if I could switch my schedule around and work this coming Saturday but have Wednesday off. She happily agreed, and I began to make a plan. I had so much to get accomplished today for the wedding. Flowers, favors, invites…and the list goes on and on.

Luckily, I actually was able to accomplish a ton! The more items I can check off my list, the lighter the weight on my chest. Now if I just had a money tree in my backyard :)

So I wish I had a great recipe to share with you today, but I honestly didn’t eat much. Rice Chex for breakfast and a quick sandwich for lunch. Instead, I thought you guys may be interested in my wedding DIY task for the day:

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For the wedding invites, Parrish and I plan to send CD’s of music along with our invitations. I found an awesome supplier for the CD cases, and they’re made with 100% recycled fibers. I love the texture that recycled offers, but the cases themselves were pretty plain.

My original plan was to use the sunflower stamp that I used on the Save the Dates on the cover, but when I was in Michael’s today I ran across an idea that I hadn’t thought of : embossing.

Embossing is a technique applied to stamp ink that creates a plastic-y, shine-y, raised texture that adds some depth.

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And as it turns out, embossing is SUPER SIMPLE! Three easy steps:

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How simple is that?! If you follow me on twitter, then you know that I wasn’t quite sure about where to place the sunflower. Thanks for all your help! I decided on off center and am thinking about adding a “You’re Invited” stamp to the bottom left of the flower.

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And did you notice our new spiffy light reflecting in the table in some of the pictures?

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We hung our Ikea light!! I love it :)

Okay, off to finish the CD cases. And maybe cook something…possibly an Udi’s gluten free pizza?!


annelies said...

That's awesome- I love embossing and more importantly love that you hand-drew what was being "embossed". Beautiful!

Allie said...

looks awesome!!!